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December 20, 2013

AUSTR for Environment and Natural Resources Jennifer Prescott Participates in Inaugural Environment Meetings with Colombian Government

 

April 15, 2012
Exchange of Letters related to Constitutional Court Review of Certain IPR Treaties



April 15, 2012
Exchange of Letters related to Control Measures on Avian Influenza



April 15, 2012
Exchange of Letters related to Control Measures on Salmonella in Poultry and Poultry Products



April 15, 2012
Exchange of Letters related to Phytosanitary Measures for Paddy Rice

 

October 21, 2011:
Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk On Presidential Signature Of Trade Legislation

 

October 13, 2011
Statements Regarding the Congressional Approval of the Korea, Colombia, and Panama Trade Agreements

 

From Enactment To Entry Into Force: Next Steps On The Trade Agreements

 

October 12, 2011:
Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk On Congressional Passage Of Trade Agreements, Trade Adjustment Assistance And Key Preference Programs

 

October 3, 2011
U.S Trade Representative Ron Kirk Calls for Swift Passage of Trade Agreements

 

  • The United States – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement: Implementing Legislation and Supporting Documentation

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  • Statements Regarding the President’s Submission to Congress of the South Korea, Colombia, and Panama Trade Agreements

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  • The Pending Trade Agreements: More American Jobs, Faster Economic Recovery Through Exports

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    June 13, 2011
    Colombia Meets June 15th Milestones Under Action Plan on Labor Rights

     

    April 7, 2011
    Release of the Colombian Action Plan Related to Labor Rights

     

    April 6, 2011
    U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement and Action Plan FACT SHEET: Trade & the U.S.-Colombia Partnership

    Important U.S.-Colombia Links


    Port of MiamiBenefits for Your Industry: USTR Fact Sheets

    Colombia’s economy is the third largest in Central and South America. This comprehensive trade agreement will eliminate tariffs and other barriers to U.S. exports, promote economic growth, and expand trade between our two countries. U.S. goods exports to Colombia in 2010 were $12.0 billion. Visit USTR's Fact Sheet page to find out how the agreement will specifically benefit your sector.

     

     

     

    Tractor in a fieldBenefits for Your Farm: Agriculture Fact Sheets

    Colombia is an important market for America’s farmers and ranchers. In 2010, the United States exported $832 million of agricultural products to Colombia, the second highest export total in South America. Top U.S. exports include wheat, corn, cotton, soybeans, and corn gluten feed. Visit the Department of Agriculture's website to find out how the agreement will benefit your sector.

     

    Manufacturing PlantBenefits for Your Sector: Industry Fact Sheets: Benefits for Your Sector

    Over 80 percent of U.S. exports of consumer and industrial products to Colombia will become duty free immediately, with remaining tariffs phased out over 10 years. With average tariffs on U.S. industrial exports ranging from 7.4 to 14.6 percent, this will substantially increase U.S. exports. Visit the Department of Commerce's website to find out how the agreement will benefit your sector.  

     

    AgreementFull Text of the Agreement

    Read the full text of the U.S.-Colombia trade agreement, which is an integral part of the President’s efforts to increase opportunities for U.S. businesses, farmers and workers through improved access for their products and services in foreign markets, and supports the President’s National Export Initiative goal of doubling of U.S. exports in 5 years. The full text of the U.S.-Colombia trade agreement is also available in Spanish.

     

    Reports

    Advisory Committee Reports

    The advisory committee system, established by the U.S. Congress in 1974, was created to ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiating objectives adequately reflect U.S. public and private sector interests. Read reports from the advisory committees regarding the U.S.-Colombia trade agreement.

     

    ITC SealInternational Trade Commission Report

    Section 2104(f)(2) of the Trade Act requires that the International Trade Commission (ITC) prepare a report assessing the likely effects of the U.S.-Colombia TPA on the U.S. economy as a whole and on specific industry sectors, and section 2104(f)(3) requires that the Commission, in preparing its assessment, review available economic assessments regarding the agreement. Read the full ITC report.

    Support for the U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement

    Statements of support for the U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement from various elected officials, the business community, and advocacy groups can be found below.

     

    Visit Your Government Trade Partners

    Visit USTR's partners across the federal government to learn more about their part in the trade agreement.

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    Commerce Seal     Commerce Department

    Labor Department Seal     Department of Labor

    OMB Seal     Office of Management and Budget

    Export Import Bank Seal      Export-Import Bank

    SBA Seal      Small Business Administration

    OPIC Seal      Overseas Private Investment Corp.

    USTDA Seal      Trade and Development Agency

    State Department Seal      State Department

    Expanding Markets for America's Farmers and Ranchers

    Trade Agreement Home  •  Key Facts  •  Labor Action Plan  •  Your Community

    Farm

    Colombia is an important market for America’s farmers and ranchers. In 2010, the United States exported $832 million of agricultural products to Colombia, the second highest export total in South America. Top U.S. exports include wheat, corn, cotton, soybeans, and corn gluten feed.

    The U.S. – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (“the Agreement”):

    • Immediately eliminates duties on almost 70 percent of U.S. farm exports including wheat, barley, soybeans, soybean meal and flour, high-quality beef, bacon, almost all fruit and vegetable products, peanuts, whey, cotton, and the vast majority of processed products.

    • Eliminates virtually all remaining tariffs on U.S. farm exports within 15 years.

    • Immediately provides duty-free tariff rate quotas (TRQ) on standard beef, chicken leg quarters, dairy products, corn, sorghum, animal feeds, rice, and soybean oil.

    • Immediately eliminates Colombia’s use of Andean Price Bands (variable tariffs), thereby ensuring that Colombia stops applying high duties under this mechanism.

    • Gives the United States equal or preferential treatment vis-à-vis third-party competitors on key products.

    COMMODITY SPECIFIC BENEFITS

    Wheat and Barley – In 2010, the United States exported $164 million of wheat and barley to Colombia. Under the Agreement, Colombia’s tariffs on all wheat and wheat products, as well as all barley and barley products will be immediately eliminated.

    Soybeans and Soybean Products – In 2010, the United States exported $103 million of soybeans and soybean products (cake and meal, oil) to Colombia. Under the Agreement, Colombia will immediately eliminate tariffs on soybeans and soy meal and flour.

    Cotton – In 2010, the United States exported $100 million of cotton to Colombia. Under the Agreement, Colombia will immediately eliminate cotton tariffs.

    Yellow Corn – In 2010, the United States exported $98 million of yellow corn to Colombia. Under the Agreement, Colombia will provide immediate duty-free access through a 2.1-million metric ton TRQ with 5-percent annual growth. Colombia will phase-out the out-of-quota tariff of 25 percent over 12 years.

    Processed Products – In 2010, the United States exported $202 million of processed products to Colombia. Colombia’s applied tariff rates ranging from 5 to 20 percent. Under the Agreement, most products will immediately enter Colombia duty free. All others will enter free of tariffs in 10 years or less.

    Animal Feeds and Fodders – In 2010, the United States exported nearly $57.3 million of animal feeds to Colombia. Current applied tariff rates range from 5 to 20 percent but can be as high as 97 percent for products subject to Colombia’s price bands. Under the Agreement, Colombia will provide immediate duty-free access for various animal feeds through a 194,250-metric ton TRQ with 5-percent annual growth. The out-of-quota tariffs for these animal feeds are either 10 or 25 percent. They will be phased out over 12 years.